Well first of all I am so glad I found this forum , because I am still a new gardener and basically have learned about anything I know from you all fine people.
So I just raked and hoed my garden to get it ready for my cold weather plants, I am pretty sure I wont see another freeze here in Florida again this year. So things that worked well in my last garden:
1) Newspaper and mulch between rows to keep weeds down. Never saw any weeds , and now as I turned my soil over the newspaper is pretty much decomposed and all gone, and only some mulch left, so it all goes back into the soil, cool. No screen mesh or black cloth to pick up ,, YAAA.
2) Three rows about 2 feet apart, worked well. my first time I made 4 rows too close together.
What didn't work:
1) Metal tomato hoops some one gave me , way too small and no support for my tomatoes that grew to like 5 foot tall. I don't have any use for those hoops , so this time Ill try fencing or something from the tomato support page I read here, there were like a dozen different methods.
Thats about it, getting ready to plant again..